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26 books challenge, new tool

I learned how to use a new tool today - the Pixlr Online Photo Editor.  It popped up as a connected app when I tried to open an image file in Google Drive.

For a free tool, it worked well enough to suit my needs.  It occasionally frustrated me by having windows pop up in a place where I couldn't access the "ok" button to complete a task, but in the end, I accomplished what I wanted, which was to add the titles and authors of the books I'd read for the 2016 "Bringing Up Burns" reading challenge. You can check out other peoples' choices by following #26BooksWithBringingUpBurns on Instagram or Twitter.


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